Next Episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is
Season 8 / Episode 8 and airs on 12 April 2021 03:00
On Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, John Oliver presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.
The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences.
Psychics is something fun to talk about. But John Oliver talks about the alarming fact that 4 out of 10 believe in psychics (according to a research). And it is alarming that they swindle money out of desperate peoples. Additionally they often put people through severe emotional trauma about their loved ones. As John explains them in the show, these psychics use two simple tactics to do that: cold reading and hot reading.
Automation is a complicated blessing. It makes our life easier by creating safe and more productive environment but it also eliminates job opportunities. Rather than dealing with the issue tactfully President Trump is doing what he likes the most- 'Blaming Others'. John explains that even automation kills job but jobs are being created in new sectors. He suggests some ways to transition into these new sectors and initiatives need to be taken to accommodate older workers in the changing job sector.
Robocalls are one of the most annoying thing of having a cellphone. Over the recent years these robocalls are increased exponentially because of the advancement of the technology. There needs to be some sort effective policies to regulate these robocalls. If only Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cared a little more about this issue. So John take it upon his shoulder to give them the medicine of robocalls in small doses (after every 90 minutes).
John covers the New Zealand terrorist attack, and does a long piece on the effects of Public Shaming.
In this weeks 'Last Week Tonight', the Mueller report is finally released, David Bernhardt has a surprise guest at his confirmation hearing, and John does a deep-dive into the WWE world wrestling entertainment.
Mobile homes may seem like an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so.
Following some recent revelations about the role of large companies in America's ongoing opioid epidemic, John Oliver takes another look at the crisis.
John covers the latest on the Mueller Report and presents the loving saga of his anime alter ego making friends with Japanese local mascot Chiitan.
John covers one Dem's silly KFC response to William Barr's refusal to testify before Congress, Aussie politicians' scandals, the best TV ad for a lawyer ever, the cutest frog ever, and the main topic - why the lethal injection is inhuman.
John discusses Putin's fall during a hockey game, the GOP states passing extreme anti-abortion laws, the Republican backlash against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, and Bill Nye the Science Guy's gritty take on climate change.
America's system for conducting death investigations is a mess; plus, a look at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Today John Oliver talks about the multi billion medical device industry, which lacks proper monitoring and necessary regulations. He explains the huge difference between the terms FDA approved and FDA cleared. Then he points out the loophole these industries use to bypass the flawed system.
Every week a new topic emerges and many starts the talk about impeachment. John explains the facts behind impeachment and how many ways it might effect the Trump presidency. Even though it has many risks but John suggests that it might be a good idea to uphold the fact that 'no one is above the law'.
In the wake of Theresa May's resignation, Boris Johnson became Britain's new prime minister, John Oliver explains how he came so far and what strategy he has to succeed despite his foolish nature, racist views, spreading false information, offensive quotes.
John Oliver explains how prisoners make and spend money, and how companies can profit at the expense of their families.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan. He is an autocratic ruler of the country with an eccentric personality. While his country is competing for the bottom position in freedom of speech and human rights indicators, he is focused with setting new Guinness World Records and his strange obsession with horses.
Bias in medicine actually exists in USA and it really affecting the life of huge number of people every year who are seeking medical attention. John Oliver discusses the adverse effects that gender and racial bias can impose in treating medical illnesses.
In theory, the filibuster was created to ensure bipartisanship in the US Senate. In practice, it has become a way to kill bills with only 41 Senate votes. John explains the strange origin of the filibuster, how its overuse made the Senate a place where even bipartisan bills go to die, and why filibustering should be abolished altogether. Also, Trump's Hurricane Dorian Sharpie Scandal, the UK PM Johnson's clash with the Parliament over his No-deal Brexit strategy, and Fox News' Stu Varney fanboys over Trump.
Legal immigration is a term which was repeated throughout the Trump presidency. But John Oliver explains its absurdity as well as why people resort to illegal means to enter the country. He breaks down all the four ways a person can enter USA legally: Family, Employment, Good Luck (Visa Lottery), Bad Luck (Refugee).
Compounding pharmacies create medication tailored to the specific needs of individual patients. John Oliver explains why this small corner of the drug market can cause big problems.
China's one-child policy which is very renowned for its controversial approach. This policy was not implemented rather it was enforced to save China's economy. But it was done by without thinking the future implications. As a result there are more than 34 million men than women. And in near future four grandparents, two parents will be depending on one child. That is why John explains the absurdity of the new two-child policy.
Predicting the weather is always very important as it saves lives and protects resources. Despite their tiresome efforts National Weather Service takes a very little credit, where private companies make tremendous profit using their data. John Oliver talks about various angles of National Weather Service.
John Oliver discusses the alarming decision to pull U.S. troops away from the border between Turkey and Syria.
After a quick update on the 'Stupid Watergate' John Oliver dives into the main story of voting machines. He talks about the outdated voting machines which may be vulnerable to hacking. He showed the ways these machines could be manipulated to alter the result of elections.
John Oliver gives an update on his coal lawsuit. After winning a legal battle involving a coal executive and a giant squirrel, Last Week Tonight explains how SLAPP suits are designed to stifle public dissent.
John explains why everyone's participation in the 2020 U.S. Census is of crucial importance for the country and how the Trump administration is trying to influence its results in their favor. Also, Chiitan and Chiijohn make their return.
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